North Dakota health officials on Tuesday reported another five coronavirus-related deaths, the second-highest number reported in a day since the pandemic began.
The deaths included two Burleigh County residents – women in their 50s and 60s – and two residents of Stark County – men in their 70s and 80s. A McKenzie County woman in the 70s was the fifth. All five had underlying medical conditions, according to the State Department of Health. The five deaths did not necessarily all occur on the same day.
The deaths raise the total state to 1
The highest number of coronavirus-related deaths reported in one day was six, on 6 May. Deaths include people whose death certificates list COVID-19 as the cause, and also people who died of something else while infected with coronavirus.
On Tuesday, government officials reported a total of 174 new cases of COVID-19 in 26 counties, raising the state to a total of 7,885, with 6,688 recoveries. The new cases included 43 in Burleigh and 19 in Morton. The two counties continued to lead the state in active cases, with 290 and 122, respectively. At the state level, the active cases fell by 67 from Monday’s highest to 1,099.
Fifty-five people across the country remain in the hospital due to COVID-19, up seven from the previous day. A total of 430 people have been hospitalized at some point during the pandemic.